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HqO’s Best Spaces to Work

Retain and attract tenants and employees and see how your space stacks up against the best in your city. Securing your spot on an HqO’s Best Spaces to Work list will help you stand apart in what’s become one of the most competitive times in the history of the commercial real estate industry.

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Think your space is one of the best? Prove it.

HqO's Best Spaces to Work is the only global recognition and certification program that scores and validates end-user real estate experiences in spaces across the world.

The competitive edge you need

Real estate leaders are competing for tenants amidst a once-in-a-generation confluence of threats including reduced demand, reduced leverage, and financial pressures. At the same time, employers are struggling to encourage and enforce in-person workplace attendance.

 

But the world is full of intrepid and innovative owners, operators, and occupiers who are winning in this new landscape by reactivating their workspaces and delivering exceptional end-user experiences of real estate. That’s why HqO is recognizing the Best Spaces to Work that are reinvigorating culture, community, and engagement in the workplace by aligning purpose, form, and function with their customers.

How it works

Published quarterly, the list is based on real estate experience data from tenants and their employees gathered through HqO’s proprietary Intelligence products leveraging the world’s most powerful and trusted employee experience assessment framework.

 

To participate in the program, nominated spaces – buildings, offices, and amenities alike – purchase the HqO Assess package to undergo a REX Assessment, to in turn generate their REX Score, the quality measure of the end-user experiences within their space.

 

Spaces with a REX Score that meets or exceeds the REX Index benchmark (based on data gathered from 8,000+ workplaces and 1.8+ million employees) can upgrade their package to Best Spaces to Work certify their space. Best Spaces to Work certified spaces will be promoted across HqO and media partner channels reaching over 500K+ CRE professionals and receive their “Property Page” highlighting their REX Score and experience data. Certified properties in the United States will also be eligible for the Commercial Observer Power Properties list.

 

The Best Spaces to Work program is rolling, meaning data is continuously gathered, so REX Scores can always improve. For those who want to take it a step further, HqO will work with customers whose space did not meet benchmark criteria to help them create and implement a REX strategy that will be sure to increase their score.

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​​Best spaces to work list FAQs

What is the Best Spaces to Work program?

HqO’s Best Spaces to Work lists are the only recognition and certification program that ranks and validates end-user real estate experiences in spaces in cities across the globe. Spaces that make the list will be considered Best Space to Work Certified.

 

Who is HqO?

HqO is leading the transformation of the way people experience real estate. Through its Real Estate Experience (REX) Platform — a powerful and dynamic suite of applications and services — HqO has powered over 400 million square feet at over 700 properties across 32 countries. The world’s most innovative organizations rely on HqO to drive operational excellence by maximizing and boosting tenant and employee acquisition, retention, and engagement.

 

What type of “space” qualifies for an HqO Best Space to Work list?
A building, an office space, or even an amenity space like a gym or clubhouse — can all be nominated for certification, regardless of size and shape, providing it supports an employee’s workplace experience.

 

How are ‘Best Spaces’ selected?
To participate in the program, nominated spaces will undergo a property evaluation with an HqO REX expert to generate their REX Score, the quality measure of the end-user experiences within their space. If the Score meets or exceeds the global industry benchmark, the space will be certified as one of the Best Spaces to Work.

 

When will the results be announced?
The list will be released on a quarterly basis.

 

What happens if I don’t make the list?
HqO REX experts will help you understand your REX Score and work with you to create and implement a REX strategy that will be sure to improve your score and related experiences.